A well-intentioned but thuddingly obvious addition to the "Stand and Deliver" subgenre of high-school inspirational dramas.
French director Laurent Cantet, who won the Palme d'Or in 2008 for “The Class,” will direct “Vuelta a Itaca,” a drama set in Cuba. Script for Spanish-language pic is by Cantet and Cuban novelist…
Since joining Curtis Brown in 1997, Nick Marston has led its transformation from musty literary boutique into one of London's largest and most dynamic talent agencies, with its own flourishing…
Storied Cuban jazz pianist Bebo Valdes, who played a leading role in the island's musical golden age of the 1950s, died March 22 in Sweden after suffering from Alzheimer's. He was 94. Spending nine…
A new breed of filmmaker is emerging in Cuba, where travel restrictions to and from the U.S. have eased, allowing digital-savvy helmers -- many of them alumni of the Gabriel Garcia Marquez-founded…
Cuba national film institute ICAIC is producing and coordinating a first-ever Cuban Women Filmmakers Showcase in three U.S. cities this month -- Los Angeles (March 6-12), New York (March 13-17) and…
For the first time since the revolution began in 1953, Cuba is transmitting a foreign TV signal in real time with the entry of Venezuela's Telesur, which began broadcasting 13 1/2 hours a day this…
The sad, little-known story of the deportation of Cuban-born children to the U.S. is recounted in "Operation Peter Pan: Flying Back to Cuba."
Pint-sized pugilists dream of a triumphant future for themselves and their fatherland.